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  • Iraq's Dysfunctional Democracyby David Ghanim

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 53.00

    This book examines Iraq since 2003 and argues that a new democratic Iraq cannot be grounded on destructive politics of victimization, narrow nationalism, sectarian confessionalism, and a consensual, power-sharing political arrangement. more...

  • China Experimentsby Ann Florini; Hairong Lai; Yeling Tan

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    All societies face a key question: how to empower governments to perform essential governmental functions while constraining the arbitrary exercise of power. This balance, always in flux, is particularly fluid in today’s China. This insightful book examines the changing relationship between that state and its society, as demonstrated by numerous... more...


    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 146.00

    Some fledging democracies in the world have encountered setbacks due to political parties trying to grapple with the expectations of sophisticated electorates and introducing gradual political reforms over the years. This book describes how democracy is evolving in East Asia and how it assumes different forms in different countries, with political... more...

  • Democratizing Taiwanby J. Bruce Jacobs

    BRILL 2012; US$ 103.00

    Taiwan is only one of four consolidated Asian democracies. Democratizing Taiwan provides the most comprehensive analysis of Taiwan's peaceful democratization including the past authoritarian experience, leadership both within and outside government, popular protest and elections, and constitutional interpretation and amendments. more...

  • China's Democratic Futureby Bruce Gilley

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    The end of communist rule in China will be one of the most momentous events of the twenty-first century, sounding the death knell for the Marxist-Leninist experiment and changing the lives of a fifth of humanity. This book provides a likely blow-by-blow account of how the Chinese Communist Party will be removed from power and how a new democracy... more...

  • Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkeyby Ahmet Kuru; Alfred Stepan

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    While Turkey has grown as a world power, promoting the image of a progressive and stable nation, several policy choices have strained its relationship with the East and the West. Providing social, historical, and religious context for Turkey's singular behavior, the essays in Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey examine issues relevant to Turkish... more...

  • The Arab Springby Hamid Dabashi

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    This pioneering explanation of the Arab Spring will define a new era of thinking about the Middle East. In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the uprisings occurring from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen have been driven by a delayed defiance that signifies no less than the end of postcolonialism. As he brilliantly explains, the permanent... more...

  • The China Waveby Weiwei Zhang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 70.00

    This is a best-seller in China and a geopolitical book for our times. As a leading thinker from China, Zhang Weiwei provides an original, comprehensive and engrossing study on the rise of China and its effective yet controversial model of development, and the book has become a centerpiece of an unfolding debate within China on the nature and future... more...

  • My Revision Notes: Edexcel A2 US Government & Politicsby Anthony J Bennett

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 19.18

    Planned revision for your very best grades more...

  • Contested Citizenship in East Asiaby Kyung-Sup Chang; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 45.00

    Theories of citizenship from the West ? pre-eminently those by T.H. Marshall ? provide only a limited insight into East Asian political history. The Marshallian trajectory ? juridical, political and social rights ? was not repeated in Asia and the late nineteenth-century debate about liberalism and citizenship among intellectuals in Japan and China... more...